BlueScope's Port Kembla training facility centre will be empty today after its entire contents sold at auction on Wednesday.
Auctioneer Greg Mason could not disclose the total sum raised from the auction, although 450 items - from surface grinders to a diesel generator - were snapped up by keen bidders.
The highest price was for a lathe, which sold for about $4500.
Mr Mason said nearly 400 people attended the five-hour auction at the former training facility.
He said BlueScope had closed the centre several years ago, moving its operations to Wollongong TAFE, and had engaged South Coast Auctions to get rid of the excess equipment.
"Everything sold so it was a pretty good clearance and very well attended," Mr Mason said.
"BlueScope were really happy with the end result, it's what we want for them and what we expected.
"They really want to use these rooms for other purposes and they couldn't do that with things stuck in here."
Keen collectors visited the centre on Tuesday afternoon from midday, inspecting items before they went under the hammer yesterday.
Bidders moved through dozens of feeder panels, lathes, milling machines, band saws, an electric guillotine, steel cabinets and even an earthing truck.
Buyers travelled from as far as Sydney, Nowra and Braidwood to try their luck at the auction, engaging in competitive bidding to secure the more popular items.
"We had some pretty keen items for things like bandsaws and lathes, it was good to see," Mr Mason said.
South Coast Auctions also took nearly 40 calls from absentee bidders.
Mr Mason put the auction's popularity down to the quality of the equipment.
"BlueScope has always had good-quality machinery and it's a lot cheaper than many of the machines on the market now, so this was a great opportunity for people to secure better-made machines," he said.
"A lot of people have gone through the workshop themselves over the years so they really wanted the chance to buy some gear."